BP Podcast 218: Driving for Deal Flow and Remarkable Educational Marketing with Erik Stark

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Why is it some investors buy deals every single month, when others look for years without landing a single great real estate deal? Two words: deal flow. On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Erik Stark to talk about how he consistently drives leads to his real estate business using “driving […] View the full article: … Read More

These Are the Best Places to Live If You Love March Madness

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The official bracket has been released and we’re ready to kick off March Madness! It’s the time of year for office pools, alma mater pride and the chance to impress the world with your basketball knowledge (or incredible luck depending on how you view gambling). About 40 million Americans fill out a bracket and bet more than $2 billion on … Read More

Redfin CTO Bridget Frey Discusses Diversity & Inclusion at Google Cloud Next

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In honor of International Women’s Day, our Chief Technology Officer, Bridget Frey, spoke alongside other female leaders on a panel about diversity & inclusion in tech at Google Cloud Next ’17 . During the conversation, Bridget shared her own experiences as a female in the tech industry and described how that has shaped her perspective as a leader. “Early on … Read More

3 Steps to Prepare Your House for Sale

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Editor’s note: Putting your home on the market is no small decision. And listing before you’re really ready can hurt your chances of selling your home for its full worth. This week we’re giving you a headstart on prime selling season  with plenty of tips and advice for preparing your home to hit the market ready for a successful sale. Planning … Read More

BP Podcast 217: How to Work Less and Earn More Using the 80/20 Rule with Perry Marshall

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Every day, our lives are consumed by things that simply don’t amount to much. In fact, most of your successes will come from a very small percentage of your activities. That’s the basic concept of the 80/20 rule, and today’s guest is one of the world’s foremost experts on using the 80/20 rule in business! […] View the full article: … Read More

How Ben Carson and HUD Can Begin to Solve America’s Housing Affordability Crisis

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Image via Wikimedia Commons This afternoon Dr. Ben Carson, the newly-confirmed Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), addressed his staff, observing that because of its scope, the department was well-positioned to influence the country very broadly. On this point, we couldn’t agree more. Income inequality and a shortage of affordable housing are at the worst levels … Read More

City Living Costs Families Up to $9,000 More a Year Than Suburban

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Urban living has its perks, but they come at a cost: It turns out families spend $9,073 more a year to cover basic living expenses in the city than in the suburbs, according to a new analysis from Zillow and Care.com . Those costs include mortgage payments, property taxes and child care. The urban-suburban disparity varies considerably depending on the … Read More

5 Efficient Ways to Banish Pet Odor From Your Home

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Image via iStock We often grow accustom to the smells created by our pets in our home. Even a visibly clean house can have a lingering scent of wet dog or cat urine. This can be a problem when trying to sell a home as pet odors can deter potential buyers. Here are five efficient ways to remove pet odor … Read More